Today, we discuss do an autopsy on Mitt Romney’s binders, and whether states are stepping on voting rights.
Mitt Romney’s binders unearthed.
Ruchit thinks Mitt Romney is good. AJ thinks that Mitt Romney is bad. And the archeologists found Romney’s binders full of women, from the Washington Post. The original question that was asked to both candidates:
QUESTION: In what new ways to you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?
- Transcript of the second presidential debate in 2012
- Video of the second debate.
- Mitt Romney’s positions on the issues
- Wikipedia article on Binders Full of Women
The Texas Voter ID law makes news as a Court in Texas holds that the law was passed with a discriminatory purpose.
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion on the Texas Voter ID law
- The district court on remand from the Fifth Circuit, finding discriminatory intent
- The election code in Texas that describes what sort of ID you need. These forms of identification could be expired, but not more than 60 days:
- driver’s license, election identification certificate, or personal identification card issued by DPS
- US military ID with photograph
- Citizenship certificate with photograph
- US passport
- a license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
- What is the American Legislative Exchange Council?
- The Voting Rights Act of 1965
- The Shelby County case, in which the Supreme Court struck down a major provision of the Voting Rights Act
- North Carolina voting rights case, from the Chicago Tribute
“Is there any way to get a breakdown of the 2008 voter turnout, by race (white and black) and type of vote (early and Election Day)?” a staffer for the state’s Republican-controlled legislature asked in January 2012.
- Justin Trudeau promised to get rid of single member districts
- Duverger’s law holds that single-member districts tend to favor a two-party system and that proportional representation tends to favor multipartism.
- California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission
Everything We Know about this Supreme Court
Here we talk about Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc.
Follow up from the previous episode’s Sidebar: An Oral History of Something Awful
- AJ: Ms Yeah on YouTube: making Chinese hamburger and making hot pot
- Wikipedia article for Chinese hamburger
- Tom: Internet History Podcast, Episodes 137 & 138, The History of Google
- Ruchit: Ms Yeah on YouTube: making steam bun
Aftershow & Indian Weddings
What is Paan?